The Ma Lab in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at the Ohio State University is currently seeking a highly motivated candidate to fill a fully funded PhD/MS research assistant position. The successful candidate will conduct germplasm-related research to characterize genetics resources, study population diversity, explore molecular breeding, and gain insights into genetic mechanisms through genomics, transcriptomics and phenomics in ornamental crops. The goals of Ma’s research lab closely align up with the mission of the Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center, which is part of the USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System and located within the Columbus campus of the Ohio State University.
MS degree (for PhD research assistant applicants)/BS degree (for MS research assistant applicants) in horticulture, plant science, genetics, bioinformatics, plant breeding, or a related discipline
Meeting the admission requirements for OSU’s graduate school program
Demonstrated experience working with R or high performance computing
Having experience in designing and conducting greenhouse and field experiment
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work with interdisciplinary teams
Ability to publish original research in peer-reviewed journals
Experience with analysis of next-generation sequencing data and execution of bioinformatic pipelines
Demonstrated experience or training in population genetics study
Demonstrated skills in molecular research
How to apply
Interested applicants should send your CV, a copy of transcripts, cover letter describing qualifications and research interests, and contact information of three references to Dr. Yu Ma (firstname.lastname@example.org).